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Spirited Debate: UBI Meets the Catholic Demand for a Just Wage

28 October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RESOLVED: “A universal basic income meets the Catholic demand for a Just Wage.” The Catholic Information Center and The Institute for Human Ecology present  A Spirited Debate  between  Marquette University’s Kate Ward  and  The Catholic University of America’s Catherine Pakaluk  One of the great advantages of Catholic social teaching is that it is normally stated in general terms of values, principles and goals, not specific programs. It is the reason that Catholic social teaching doesn’t fit into either political party's…

Manners and Markets: Edmund Burke on the Moral Foundations of Commercial Activity

29 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Gregory Collins (Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University) speaks about his new book, “Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy.” The event is cosposored by the Catholic University Department of Politics, the Catholic University Busch School of Business, and the Institute for Human Ecology. Zoom Meeting ID: 821 6206 7282 Passcode: 668466

The Pope and the Bomb: The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence

11 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

John Keown, Rose Kennedy Chair in Christian Ethics at Georgetown and Advisory Board Member for the M.A. in Human Rights, will lecture on the ethics of nuclear deterrence from a natural law perspective, with particular reference to the views of Pope Francis, the first Pope to oppose not only the use but also the possession of nuclear weapons. This lecture is presented as part of the IHE M.A. in Human Rights program. Program director William Saunders, J.D., will introduce the speaker and lead the…

A Theological Engagement on Disability: Accompanying Each Member of the Body of Christ in a Time of Crisis

12 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, KY, and the Episcopal Moderator for the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, for a virtual lecture about the Catholic understanding of disability and how it leads us to a closer union with one another and God during challenging times. Following the lecture, JD Flynn (Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Agency) and Dr. Miguel Romero (Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina University) will engage in a moderated discussion…

The Inequity of Federal Western Land Policy: A Bipartisan Struggle

17 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Why does the federal government own only .5% of Kansas and 1.8% of Texas, but 79.6% of Nevada and 63.1% of Utah? Why are there two separate federal policies for western lands? Emmett McGroarty, IHE Director of the Program on the Constitution and Catholic Social Doctrine, will speak with former Utah State Representative Ken Ivory on the implications of the federal western land policy for state sovereignty, wildlife and land management, and a host of other ethical and political issues.…

What It Means to Be Human: A Webinar with Carter Snead

19 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law and Director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss his new book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics, with IHE Executive Director Joseph Capizzi. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar. 

The American Future Post 2020: Short-Term and Long-Range

20 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

George Weigel and Os Guinness will discuss short-term and long-range outcomes of the 2020 election and its impact on America’s future for a Faith and Law Friday Forum. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar.   

The Inequality Gap: Asking the Right Questions

3 December 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Economic inequality is a major concern for political actors across the ideological spectrum, especially in light of the 2020 election. What are the causes of inequality, and what role might public policy play in alleviating it? Join us for an ideologically diverse panel to consider these issues. The IHE is pleased to cosponsor this event with Baylor in Washington. Featuring: David Madland David Madland is a senior fellow and the senior adviser to the American Worker Project at American Progress. He has written extensively about…

Humanizing Education Policy: A Webinar with Margarita Mooney

4 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For a Faith and Law Friday Forum, IHE Fellow Margarita Mooney analyzes the major philosophical debates about educational policy, such as between pragmatist, Marxist, classical liberal and Christian views of education. She will explain key principles that could shape the goals and practices of American educational policies, curricula, and institutions. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar. 

Unwinding the Administrative State: Progress, Setbacks, and the Road Ahead

11 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Emmett McGroarty, IHE Director of the Program on the Constitution and Catholic Social Doctrine, leads a panel discussion about unwinding the administrative state, featuring Kara Rollins, litigation counsel for New Civil Liberties Alliance, and Anthony Campau, visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Panelists will discuss legal and legislative routes available for reining in arbitrary administrative lawmaking power, the discrimination religious Americans face at the hands of the administrative state, and the effects of COVID-19 on administrative power inflation. Free and open to the…

Is there a Catholic Vote? An Evangelical Vote? Religion, Polls and Presidential Elections

16 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The 2020 presidential race seemed to highlight the central role of religion in the electorate. Democrats spent heavily on campaign ads emphasizing Joe Biden’s Roman Catholicism. President Trump has spent the past four years courting Evangelicals and conservative Catholics. But is there really a religious vote? In this panel, experts will examine the relationship between religion, polls, and presidential elections. Join the Lumen Christi Institute for a panel discussion with IHE Director Joseph Capizzi, Kenneth Woodward (former religion editor at Newsweek;…

The COVID Vaccine: Science, Life, and the Common Good

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join IHE Executive Director Joseph Capizzi for a moderated discussion between IHE Fellow Paul Scherz (moral theology professor with a doctorate in genetics at Catholic University), Melissa Moschella (philosophy professor at Catholic University), and IHE Fellow V. Bradley Lewis (philosophy professor at Catholic University) on ethical questions surrounding the COVID vaccine. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar. 

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